• Not One Of Those Crazy Ones: How To Be A Prepper

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    A Prepper is a person who earnestly believes that no challenge is insurmountable with the proper dedication, determination and focus. A Prepper looks at things that most people would think impossible to survive and says “All you really need is X, Y and some Z! Preppers are very family oriented people who believe that it is more important to sacrifice leisure and entertainment today so that in a future potential calamity, they will be able to sustain a certain standard of living.

    While an inordinate amount of commentary and focus is put on so-called “Doomsday” or Apocalyptic preparedness, in reality this is, or should be, a very minor to non-existent concern for Preppers. Truly, Preppers focus much more on being prepared for things that will more likely be an issue – such as the family bread-winner losing their job, passing away or being incapacitated. Other primary concerns for Preppers are: death or serious illness/injury to a family member, all-consuming house fire, flooding or other natural and man-made disasters. Our current economic environment makes the potential impact of some of these things even more likely. Indeed, the economic stability of their country is of a huge concern to Preppers because of what it would mean for, not just themselves, but the rest of the country if a severe economic crisis were to occur.

    Maybe you’ve been witnessing the mainstream media’s demonization that makes it sound like those in the preparedness community are angry militia members, hoarders, or fruitcakes who are preparing for the next Great Flood. Well, I can’t tell you that extreme people don’t exist – they do, in every segment of the population. But most of the time, you’d never realize someone was a prepper unless they came right out and told you.

    One prepping family a know has a dad, a mom, 3 kids, a cat, and a dog. They live in the country with a few acres of farmland. They raise chickens. They stockpile. But they also go out to the movies, shop at department stores, and let their children go to sleepovers at other kids’ houses.  They barbecue on the 4th of July, and they have ham on Christmas.

    Another family I know consists of a grandma and grandpa. They …

    Modern Preppers have strong concerns about natural and man-made disasters as well as a major concern about the economic stability of the United States.  Preppers also have a large concern about other countries attacking the United States through means such as an Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP) and Nuclear attacks in general are still a concern.

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